Day 4, the final day, saw Conor Ferguson prove once more, that he is the backstroke master.

During the 50m backstroke prelims, Conor came home 1.34 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, clocking an impressive 25.6s time.

The 50m freestyle prelims saw 2 strong performances from David Thompson and Jamie Graham, to come in 4th and 5th respectively overall. Sam Manley had a great heats event taking over half a second off his PB.

In the 200m breaststroke prelims, Mark Stoops made it into the top10, and the  finals.

Then there was an incredible close swim off in the 50m freestyle event, with NAC’s Cillian Colvin and Sam Manley, with only 1 hundredth of a second separating the 2, and Cillian coming out on front.

In the 50m freestyle finals David Thompson came home in 4th, setting a PB of 23.63s.

In the 200m breaststroke final, Mark Stoops made incredible gains, taking almost a second off his PB to come 9th with a 2:31.37!!!

And to bring the competition to a close, Conor Ferguson nailed the 50m backstroke with a storming 25.24s performance, breaking his own junior Irish record, his Ulster senior and junior records, and it’s a world long course CT & a World University Games CT. Phew……

Other news items have been appearing online, with another great article in the Belfast Telegraph.

And – more in Swim Vortex, covering the amazing Mr Ferguson.

It has been a standout event for this storied club – these competitors are taking club swimming to new heights. We are sure you will agree it is an exciting time to be a part of Bangor Swimming Club.

Let’s Go Bangor!!